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Medical technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and health care professionals are needed to help people understand new treatment methods and put preventative care practices into use. Certified nursing assistants are health care professionals that provide support and assistance to doctors and nurses as they go about their daily responsibilities. For anyone who has ever thought about becoming a nursing assistant, now might be the perfect time to consider enrolling in Illinois CNA classes.

It's easy to see that while deciding to go back to school is one of the most important foundations a person can lay for beginning a career, he or she must also make good decisions about the direction in which they choose to focus their education. Enrolling in Illinois CNA classes gives an individual the chance to develop a skill set that is in high demand in today's workforce. Additionally, CNAs received a lot of satisfaction from the face that there are thousands of people that will benefit from their help at work.

Becoming a CNA in Illinois

To become a CNA in the state of Illinois, an individual must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The applicant must have completed an CNA training program approved by the state of Illinois and passed a written competency test.
  • The applicant must have completed a nursing arts course. If the individual is a current Illinois LPN or RN with an active license, he or she can work as a CNA in Illinois without being on the CNA registry. If his or her license is inactive, the individual cannot work as a CNA until the registry shows that he or she has completed the necessary training requirements.

Likewise, an LPN or RN with an active license from another state must also wait until the registry shows that he or she has completed the necessary training requirements before working as a CNA in Illinois.

Nursing students who have not yet completed their LPN or RN training may work as CNAs while continuing their education as long as they can prove in writing that he or she has completed the fundamentals of nursing with 40 hours of supervised clinical experience in an accredited nurse training program and pass a written competency test.

A applicant can also become a CNA, having completed a U.S. military training program that includes a nurse aide training program. An individual in this situation would need to provide a copy of his or her diploma or certificate proving they have at least 40 hours of clinical experience and proof of employment authorization. Additionally, he or she would then have to pass a written competency exam.

An applicant who has completed a nursing program outside the United States which is the equivalent to LPN or RN but who is not yet licensed cannot work as a CNA in Illinois until the registry shows that they met all of the necessary requirements. These requirements include providing an a English-language copy of his or her diploma (or any proof of completion of the course), an English-language version of his or her transcripts, a copy of his or her social security card, and proof of employment authorization. Then, the individual must pass a written competency test.

Licensure by Reciprocity

If the applicant is currently listed as "active" on another state's CNA registry, the individual may work as a CNA in Illinois if he or she provides proof that they are currently registered as a CNA in another state, have no administrative findings of any wrongdoing (such as abuse, neglect, etc.), and have no disqualifying convictions against them in their home state's registry.

An individual listed in the CNA registry who has gone at least 24 months without being paid for nursing or nursing-related services will lose his or her certification and can no longer work as a CNA in Illinois. To become recertified, an individual must pass the required manual skills and competency exams.

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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other IL Schools with CNA Programs

CJ Woods Foundation of Hope
2040 River Oaks Drive
Calumet City, Illinois 60409
Clay County Hospital
911 Stacy Burk Drive
Flora, Illinois 62839
CMK Healthcare and Training Center
290 Town Center Lane, 2nd Floor
Glendale Heights, Illinois 60139
CMK Healthcare Training Center
6601 Unit E South Cass Avenue
Westmont, Illinois 60559
Coalition of African American Nurses(CAAN) Academy
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 420
Matteson, Illinois 60443
College of Dupage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
College of Lake County
111 North Genesee Street
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
College of Lake County
19351 West Washington Street
Grayslake, Illinois 60030
College of Lake County
1120 S Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Collins Certified Nurse Assistant Training Program
905 South 5th Avenue, Suite B
Maywood, Illinois 60153
Collinsville Area Voc. Center
2201 South Morrison
Collinsville, Illinois 62234
Danville Area Community College
2000 East Main Street
Danville, Illinois 61832
Decatur Public Schools #61 - Adult
Hickory Point Mall, Route 51 North
Forsythe, Illinois 62535
Delrose Training Program
3717 Sauk Trail
Richton Park, Illinois 60471
Divinity Institute of Allied Health
103 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Illinois 60432
DuPage County Convalescent Center
400 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
East Richland High School
1200 East Laurel Street
Olney, Illinois 62450
East St. Louis School District #189
1005 State Street
East St. Louis, Illinois 62201
Eastern Illinois Education For Employment
806 N Sixth Street
Marshall, Illinois 62441
Eastern Illinois Education For Employment
309 S Main Street
Paris, Illinois 61944
Eastern Illinois Education For Employment
306 E Edgar
Casey, Illinois 62420
Eastern Illinois Education For Employment
1001 W. N. 6th St
Shelbyville, Illinois 62565
Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, Illinois 60123
Elgin High School - Elgin School District Unit 46
1200 Maroon Drive
Elgin, Illinois 60120
Elim Outreach Training Center
1820 Ridge Road, Suite 300-310
Homewood, Illinois 60430
En Va Na Healthcare Training Center
500 E. Ogden, Suite 208
Naperville, Illinois 60563
ERS Inc. Staffing and Health Care Services
2201 W Townline Road
Peoria, Illinois 61615
Excelsior Healthcare Academy
523 S Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411
Fairfield Memorial Hospital
303 NW 11th Street
Fairfield, Illinois 62837
First Choice International
1245 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, Illinois 60025

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Illinois CNA Resources on NurseGroups.com

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-2715
Fax: (312) 814-3145

Illinois Nurses Association